TAG: National Association of Landscape Professionals

NALP separates, OPEI to assume full ownership of GIE+EXPO

January 13, 2020By

On the heels of the largest GIE+EXPO ever, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced it will move into 100 percent ownership of the trade show, the international landscape, outdoor living and equipment exposition starting in 2022. The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) will separate from the annual LANDSCAPES meeting and host its own stand-alone conference. “GIE+EXPO has had... read more

NALP releases list of top 5 lawn care and landscape trends for 2020

January 7, 2020By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) unveiled its official list of the top lawn and landscape trends for 2020. Crafted using the expertise of professionals across the country, NALP annually predicts design and maintenance trends that will inspire Americans to create healthy and beautiful green spaces. “Foundational landscape elements remain on homeowners’ wish lists, but modern updates and technology... read more

Grunder Landscaping, Ruppert Landscape win NALP community partnership awards

December 3, 2019By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) named its 2019 Community Partnership award recipients. The Community Partnership award is presented to companies that are actively engaged in community outreach and demonstrate leadership in helping restore or revive communities, according to NALP. The two honorees this year include Grunder Landscaping Co., Miamisburg, Ohio, and Ruppert Landscape, Laytonsville, Md. LM Columnist Marty... read more

Hardscape Solutions: Self-improvement

November 22, 2019By
Photo: David Winger

Company: Designs by Sundown Location: Littleton, Colo. The office space at Designs by Sundown — a $25 million landscaping company that ranked at No. 82 on the 2019 LM150 list — is designed to show potential and future clients the type of outdoor rooms and amenities the company is able to design. It’s also functional for employees and provides the... read more

GIE+EXPO 2019 roundup

November 15, 2019By
Darrell Hyde shows off Kawasaki Motors Corp.’s new FX 100 EFI engine to LM’s Dan Hannan, Seth Jones, Craig MacGregor and Bill Roddy. (Photo: LM Staff)

Buzzing equipment, handshakes, exclamations of “Hey, how are ya doing?” and notepads with pens at the ready are just a few of the scenes the LM team encountered Oct. 16-18 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., for GIE+EXPO. With more than 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, in addition to the demo area outside, the LM team had... read more

Keep preventive maintenance a priority

October 14, 2019By
Tools, shop, maintenance. (Photo: iStock.com/Obradovic)

As the mowing season winds down in a large part of the U.S., there is a tendency to delay or eliminate preventive maintenance (PM). Those all-important and expensive pieces of equipment that have carried us through the season get short changed and don’t get the attention they need when fall rolls around. When preventive maintenance is implemented as part of... read more